Questions about multiple monitors (Including projectors), how to set them up, troubleshooting the configuration, etc.

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Dell XPS 13 won't recognize native resolution of U2413 Dell monitor

I have a Dell XPS13 developers edition laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am connecting the laptop to a Dell U2413 monitor via a minidisplay port on the laptop. I am able to connect the two and mirror my ...
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Windows placement with dual monitors in 14.04

The placement of windows when opened with dual monitors is not quite working the way I want. It appears that using CCSM and the Place Windows plugin works as expected when the window opens in ...
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Unrecognized beamer on NVidia GTX 660 with 331.20 drivers

I've an NVidia GTX 660 with 331.20 drivers installed on my ubuntu 14.04 and cant get my beamer (Eiki EIP-25) recognized. I've tested with latest drivers on Windows 7 and is also not recognized even if ...
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Is it recommended to install “LTS Hardware Enablement Stack” for Intel GMA-500 Issues?

I have Xubuntu-12.04 LTS on my Sony VAIO P with Intel GMA-500 graphics for more than a year. I have solved some issues using the fixes suggested in the Poulsbo-wiki but unfortunately some issues still ...
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WINE not working on external monitor

Certain games/applications on WINE work fine on my primary display, but just freeze (display wise) on my external monitor. They still function (ie: arrow keys result in sounds and things) and if I ...
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How to Avoid Mouse Getting Stuck with Multiple Monitors of Different Sizes

I have two monitors. One is 1920x1080 (the left screen), and the other is 1440x900 (the right screen). I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Right now, I have it set up such that the tops of both monitors are ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 Ubuntu compatibility (Displayport/MST)

I just bought an Dell XPS 13 2015 (9343) whose Linux (installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) support seems to be quite disappointing at the moment. Before spending money on new equipment I would ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04.2 - freezes before install screen - SOLVED - Installed 12.04 instead

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.02 for the first time on a PC x86 Intel 2.8GHz, 2GB ram, 111GB HD, with ATI Radeon HD 4670 supporting dual monitors, which has XP Pro - fresh windows install... upon ...
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xrandr custom resolution distorting display

I have a second monitor which Ubuntu does not recognise the native resolution, 1920x1080. Using the following commands I can get the monitor to run at 1920x1080, except it is distorted and blurry to ...
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Mouse Flicker on Triple Monitor setup Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kernel version 3.13. I have two ATI HD4650 graphics cards and am attempting to push display on 3 monitors. The first card is attached to 2 monitors via an HDMI ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings Not Saving

I have a GT 630 (2GB DDR2 Ram, PCIe16, HDMI, DVI, And VGA) Im running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64Bit With Gnome Shell. I have the "NVIDIA bianary driver - version 331.113 from nvidia-331 (proprietary, ...
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Dual monitor connected to hdmi port not detecting on Dell Vostro 3750

I am using Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 2 monitors. OS Kubuntu 13.04 1 monitor I connected with VGA and it is working fine. But another monitor connected to HDMI port is not detected. I connected ...
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External monitor not detected after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

My external monitor is not detected after i did in-place upgrade from 14.0.4 to 14.10. External monitor runs cropped to match my laptop's inbuilt display size and resolution. taran@Taran:~$ xrandr ...
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Set custom resolution when Display Data Channel is broken

I have a Samsung Syncmaster SA300 which broke a little while ago. After getting it repaired I have been struggling to set the full resolution for it (1920x1080) since the computer seems to think ...
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nvidia-settings lost after reboot

I have a fresh ubuntu 13.10 install and a dual-monitor setup. I can't get the setup working propely because the monitor settings get reverted every time I reboot. How do I fix this? Note that I get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Monitor No Log In Screen on Resume

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Radian HD 7770 display card driving two monitors. When I resume from sleep its a 50:50 chance that the login prompt will show up while the other monitor is blank until I log ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 — 2 Monitors only acting as 1 monitor

So this is an issue of both my monitors ARE working, but they're being treated as if they're one monitor with a resolution of 3840x1200 * 1 instead of 1920x1200 * 2. I'm looking for the standard setup ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Mouse is blinking/flickering at my built in monitor with an external monitor, please help

I am using a Thinkpad W530, and due to my works, I need to use an external monitor. I am using nouveau and nvidia-prime to switch between intel and nvidia adapter. After I connected and switched on ...
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Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two in4terfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Nvidia gtx 970 dual monitors xrandr missing resolution

Hello i have a problem after update Nvidia GTX 970 drivers. Konfiguracja komptutera: Ram 16GB Type: DDR3 intel i7 4430 K SSD 2x GoodRam w RAID 0 madadm Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Display Devices: ...
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Tried Ubdating Kernel; Now, Desktop won't load on startup

I get a blank black screen and a message that says "could not apply the stored configuration for monitors required virtual size does not fit available size" and says it can't use 3840xy and it's ...
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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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Have fullscreen cover 2 displays

I would like to have a fullscreen display covering two side by side monitors (i.e half of the view on one screen and half of the image on the other side). This means a mode in which "fullscreen" is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is totally broken, how can I reinstall from a new disk?

I tried updating my kernel (intel pentium processor, Msi r7 260x graphics, Ubuntu 14.04) and now my computer will boot and display a black screen and a pop up saying the stored configuration for ...
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Terminal stuck in mirrored display mode (ctrl-alt-f1)

I have a dual monitor setup. Lately it's been giving me grief; booting with the wrong monitor as primary sometimes, "out of range" problems on the primary display, etc. Now for the latest problem ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 isn't detecting second Monitor

I can't figure out how to set up my second monitor. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with an intel processor. One monitor is a Philips and one is Sony. I got a VGA monitor splitter and plugged everything ...
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Dual Displays stuck to mirror

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a ThinkPad T440p with NVIDIA vga driver. I have a docking station with 2 monitors connected, one on vga the other on dvi, and they're on mirror mode. Only one is detected ...
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Can't create custom screen resolution, and terminals are inaccessible

I've been trying to get this to work for a long time, and Google has been no help although there are many suggestions. I have a second monitor plugged in by a DVI to VGA converter. My Nvidia card and ...
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How do I set up a second display via DVI/viewport with a Lenovo T420S?

My Lenovo T420S has a discrete graphic card with nvidia optimus technology. What I'm basically trying to achieve is the following: use a second display - connected via DVI/viewport - at work (VGA is ...
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Dual Monitors with AMD video cards

First off, I'm a little new here. So please forgive me if I'm making any mistakes with my first post here. I need a bit of help here. I have a system with two AMD graphics chips in it. My primary one ...
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Send or Move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers

I would like to know how to send or move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers. Now, I know I can configure ...
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unable to switch screen in Kubuntu 14.10

I recently moved to Ubuntu from Windows and I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 now. I have a laptop with an external monitor. The problem is, I am not able to switch between the monitors with Kubuntu running. ...
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Dual Screen will only mirror after 12.04 upgrade

I have been using Ubuntu with a dual screen for years now, after upgrading to 12.04 LTS i cannot get my dual screen working properly Graphics: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro ...
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HP ZBook15 with multiple monitors - Kubuntu 14.04

Hi I am using Hp ZBook 15 with Kubuntu 14.04 64bit and I want to use an external monitor and laptop's monitor. But it does not work. Only the external monitor works fine. If I set to use both monitors ...
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Resolution and unknown display problem with external monitor

Everything was working fine for a year up till this morning. I disconnected and reconnected my external monitor while cleaning and instead of Ubuntu beautifully handling everything on its own, I'm ...
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How can I have my display settings automatically restored after I play a full-screen game?

When I play a full screen game on Ubuntu (Gnome, Kde, XFCE doesn't matter) the game decides what the monitor settings should be and then when the game is over I'm stuck with those settings. Is there ...
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reactivate driver of onboard graphic - 3 display configuration

I've just bought a third monitor and additional the low-level graphics NVIDIA G210. (My onboard-card can only handle 2 monitors) I set the "multi-monitoring" option in Bios and then tried the ...
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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor? the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device ...
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Stop Kubuntu/nVidia drivers from autodetecting monitors

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with the proprietary NVidia drivers (and a GTX 780) and it has been running great. However I've got three screens side-by-side and this causes an issue. When I am watching ...
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Workstation Ubuntu

I work with a workstation that has a Board with exit to 2 monitors + 3 cards Radeon HD 7850, using a total of 11 monitors work ... currently use Windows 8, but I would like to start working with Linux ...
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My Macbook has two “Built-In Displays”

I just installed 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2 and I noticed that I have two "Built-In displays". Some applications open on the second display with no way to get to them. If I disable either display, I ...
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Turn off laptop display and have monitor

My laptop display has stopped working and is unfixable! Anyway, I got a full HD monitor and plugged that into the HDMI port of the laptop. I have changed the power settings so that I can close the ...
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Black Display in Xubuntu 13.10

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 a while ago. Everything was great up until just now when I tried to connect to an external monitor. After connecting the VGA cable from my laptop to the monitor I tried to ...
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Efficiency problems with monitor connected to laptop

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell Latitude. lswh reports my graphics card as "GF119M [NVS 4200M]". I have a monitor hooked up to it via a docking station. Lately I've been having performance problems with ...
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2560x1440 HDMI monitor stuck at 1920x1200 resolution

SONY laptop SVS151190X with Intel IGP: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) Linux 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Chrome window is off position after maximizing

when I unmaximize my Chrome window and then maximize it again, it appears to be redrawn incorrectly, see the attached GIF to see for yourself. What is even worse, is that Chrome still thinks the ...
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How to run Intel and Nvidia graphics card driver both on desktop?

I'm trying to get Intel and Nvidia graphics card working together with two monitors. One monitor should use the Intel card and the other the Nvidia card. Of course, I want to use only one keyboard and ...